Repurposed Furniture Ideas & Inspiration

Repurposed Furniture Ideas & InspirationVintage furniture that’s dated, beyond repair, and discarded may be repurposed and recreated into one-of-a-kind accents that pop with character and live on with charm.

With paint, glaze and distressing, old headboards, often not tall enough for newer beds, may be repurposed in coat or towel racks, chalk boards, and even photo displays.

Broken old chairs may also take on a new life as coat racks. The same may be said with small cabinet doors and drawer fronts from dressers discarded by the roadside.

Even the sides and legs of coffee tables as well as the sides and ends of cribs may repurposed! You can find examples of all of these in our Repurposed Wall Pieces collection.

It’s an album with a full does of DIY inspiration and pleasure, full of ideas and our favorite repurposing projects! Dig into the collection HERE!

Paint, Glaze & Distress Cabinet Doors & Repurpose Into Coat & Towel Racks

Paint, glaze and distressed cabinet doors to repurpose into coat and towel racks! From Facelift FurniturePaint, glaze and distressing provide a transformative look that extends beyond furniture pieces!

Cabinet doors are a great example of how they can be given a whole new look and repurposed into something both practical and with a big pop of character!

These small cabinet doors were repurpuposed into coat and towel racks, as well as a key chain holder, with hardware from Hobby Lobby.

For more on colors used on these cabinet doors, visit our Favorite Furniture Paint Colors post.

And for more inspiration, visit our Repurposed Wall Pieces collection.

Furniture Repurposed into Coat Racks & Chalk Boards

Furniture pieces and cabinet doors repurposed into coat racks and chalkboards! From Facelift Furniture's DIY blog.When furniture is past it’s prime and headed to the curb or thrift store, repurposing opens the door for making something entirely new out of the old and outdated.

Take dated headboards for example. Too low to the floor for newer beds, they are a great option for coat racks and chalkboards.

Discarded cabinet doors and drawer fronts from old dressers are also a great option for coat racks and chalkboards. The same may be done with old chairs!

Just add paint, glaze, and distressing to any of these pieces, and the endless options of color provide a one-of-a-kind look in your home!

For more inspiration, visit our Repurposed Wall Pieces collection.

Paint, Glaze & Distress to Upstyle & Repurpose

Paint Glaze & Distress to Upstyle & Repurpose  Retro Furniture

Endless opportunities for creativity come alive when vintage furniture, mirrors and almost any kind of door is upstyled with paint, glaze and distressing.

When you take a retro design and transform it with a great color, the one-of-a-kind accenting provided by glaze, and distressing that draws out the original wood tones, you open up the door to hard to match charm and character in your living space.

Not only do furniture pieces take on a new look, but cabinet doors and headboards can be transformed into coat racks, chalkboards, photo displays.

For more DIY inspiration, visit our following posts & pages:

 

Repurposed Headboards, Futons & Cabinet Doors

Headboards, futon arm rests, and cabinet doors repurposed into coat racks, chalkboards, and photo displays.  Facelift Furniture DIY Blog.

Repurposing, oh the endless options!! At Facelift Furniture, we specialize in upstyling weary and worn furniture into prized pieces that pop with character and restored charm. And we love getting creative with dated pieces that aren’t quite as useful as they once were. Destined for the dump, we rework their look and functionality into prized pieces with one-of-a-kind character!

It’s something you can do too!Headboards, futon arm rests, and cabinet doors repurposed into coat racks, chalkboards, and photo displays. Find more inspiration on our Pinterest boards, or on the Facelift Furniture DIY blog.

Take the futon arm rests above. Sitting out by a dumpster, I saw potential with their design, and repurposed them into coat racks and photo display boards.

The small cabinet doors were discarded samples from a local cabinet builder. Painted, glazed, and distressed, and with hooks from Hobby Lobby, they took on a new purpose and pop with new life.

Headboards and footboards, well don’t get me started! With all their chunky, molded and ornate design, enormous potential awaits for chalk boards, coat and towel racks, and photo displays too.

Last but not least, drawer fronts. You know those chests of drawers or dressers on their last leg and left out by the curb? Ever noticed how their drawers may have great ornate design? Remove the fronts from those drawers, and you have lots of possibilities with paint, glaze, and distressing and some great looking hardware!

Enormous potential awaits dated and used up pieces to be transformed just like these! Just think of what gems await in your local thrift store, on a nearby curb or (just plug your nose) sitting next to a dumpster not far from you!

Upstyled Furniture & Repurposed Chalkboards

Facelift Furniture Repurposed & Upstyled.  Find out what these 3 chlkboards came from!Half the fun of refinishing furniture is finding ways to repurpose pieces that have seemingly served their purpose and have nowhere to go. Most of the furniture I work with, like the cedar chest, dresser, and desk in this photo, can be upstyled and still serve the purpose for which they were built.

But there are pieces, like those on the wall, with dated functionality. Be it head or foot boards that are too small for modern beds, or cabinet doors headed to the curb, these piece provide the opportunity to think outside the box and create a new purpose.

Take the three chalkboards in this photo.  The large red chalk board was originally a mirror.  The frame was at a thrift store, and I cut and painted press board to make this new piece. The smaller chalk board hanging to the right was a discarded kitchen cabinet door.

The long vertical chalkboard with “Welcome” on it was the drawer front from and old chest of drawers that was falling apart. And the frames on each of these chalkboards were painted, glazed, and distressed–just like the furniture in this photo!

Furniture Repurposed into Wall Accents

 

Repurposed Furniture PiecesAs I refinish furniture week-to-week, one of the most fun things to do is find ways to repurpose furniture destined to the garage heap.  Whether it’s a dresser in disrepair or a chair that’s falling apart, I find myself looking for a way to take what’s still good about that piece and turning it into something new.

This photo shows several pieces that now occupy a special place in people’s homes!

Up top is the upper portion of a dresser mirror frame that came with a dresser I refinished in turquoise.  I accidentally broke the mirror, but salvaged the upper portion by cutting off the lower part of the frame.  It’s painted Sea Blue, with glazed black, and is distressed.

Just below is an ornate dresser drawer front that I painted turquoise, glazed black, and with the hooks it became a coat rack.

Down to the left is a long panel with molding along the top. It came from a china cabinet top that I disassembled.  The panel was painted Robin’s Egg Blue, glazed black, and made into a photo display piece with bull dog clips painted black attached with wood screws.

In the middle is a chair that I had refinished in turqouise, and put high up on a shelf before doing final touches.  I accidentally knocked it off the shelf, and it broke beyond repair.  {Insert major frustration!!}  I came close to throwing it away, and then one day made good with my saw and some strong wood screws.  I attached the front legs to the back of the chair, added some hooks, and it became a one-of-a-kind chair back coat rack!

And last but not least, in the middle right is a cabinet door re-purposed into a chalk board.  An upside down drawer pull holds the chalk!

For even more furniture repurposing ideas, visit our new Repurposed Wall Pieces album!